Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Knitting Socks


I was invited to a baby shower and I knew my friend was having a boy. I usually knit booties but I thought socks would be fun. They're so cute and little! They don't take very long to make and they're fun.  It's a nice, fast project that you know will be loved. I found the pattern online. There are many baby sock patterns that are have very similar directions.


Someone at work asked me to make them a pair of socks so I decided to make this person a Christmas gift. I used this book that has a ton of very interesting sock patterns. It's actually a collection of sock patterns that were winning designs from a contest sponsored by Knitter's Magazine. There are sock patterns in this book I've never seen anywhere. I had to buy the book although I don't need any more new books. I have too many as it is!


This is the beginning of the socks I chose to make. It uses cables but I'm crazy about this yarn! It's a very subtle stripe that features purple, teal and a shade of blue that seems to fit perfectly! I bought the yarn at Knitpicks. They have very reasonable prices on great quality yarn. They're a sister website to Connecting Threads. Lots of nice stuff!


8 comments:

  1. The baby socks are cute! I love that blue sock yarn you are using and can't wait to see the finished socks! Have you ever knitted two socks at a time on circular needles? I was thinking about purchasing a book explaining the process.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I've heard of knitting 2 socks at once but I've never done. It sounds nice to get both socks done at once but not sure how it works! Let me know if you ever try it out!

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  2. Cute little socks! So nice of you to give something handmade.
    Too bad you don't get to keep the purple ones!

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    1. The yarn is definitely made up of jewel tones. I always think of you and Linda when I see the yarn! They're your colors!

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  3. Cute little bootie-socks! Love that blue colorway..hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks! Just a couple of quick projects. Nice to make stuff that doesn't take so long!

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  4. love the baby socks! and I bet they stay on better than booties.
    too too cute!

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    1. Thanks so much! Very fun, and quick, to make!!

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